Many things we experience daily are overlooked, almost invisible in plain sight.
If I were to ask you to describe everything in a room, the two most dominant things would be overlooked.
Similar to this, we hardly ever consider the relationship with our mind even exists.
As a somewhat seasoned meditator, an old guy, I never knew the importance of my relationship with my own mind.
Being severely abused as a child, my mind did not wire properly from the start.
An abused child needs much more work to have a healthy relationship with their mind.
Worry, doubt, fear, shame, joy, happiness and anger spring forth from our minds.
Suffering and happiness are the extremes.
Meditation has taught me to let thoughts go, to resist the invisible prison negative thoughts and emotions surround us with.
The more I can stay present, focused, empty of negative influence, the greater chance for wellbeing and happiness.
Answer: The two dominant things in the room are light and the spaces between furniture and things.
Without light the room appears empty, without the spaces between objects it would be a storage unit.
We focus on all the chairs, tables, floor, and accessories, the two dominant things are invisible to us.
Think about your relationship with your mind.
Do you avoid and deny when trauma or emotionally awkward situations occur?
My mind needs more resilience, more self-compassion and more equanimity.
How about your mind?